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Virginia News Headlines: Sunday Morning

by: lowkell

Sun Feb 17, 2013 at 06:37:26 AM EST


Here are a few Virginia (and national) news headlines, political and otherwise, for Sunday, February 17. Also, I hope to see everybody at the rally in DC to reject the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline (from hell).

*Gratifying Signs of Desperation ("On both sides of the Atlantic, the austerians seem to be freaking out. And that has to be good news, an indication that they realize, at some level, that they're losing the debate.")
*White House readies 8-year residency plan for illegal immigrants, report says
*Navy brass paint dire picture of a weakened fleet in a volatile world
*Presidential hopes mix with Va. governor's race
*Schapiro: More than meets the eye to GOP gaming of election law
*Background checks in Va.
*Key issues stand in way of adjournment
*Democratic voter fraud cases become ammo for Virginia GOP (In short, there's ZERO evidence of voter fraud in Virginia, yet Republicans are hell bent on pretending there is, as an excuse to make it harder for people - mostly lower income, the elderly, and others without a photo ID - to vote. Totally anti-democratic, small "d," but that's Republicans for ya.)
*A ranking that should shame Virginia
*Fairfax Chamber Gives Thumbs Up to Sen. Warner's Entrepreneurship Bill
*Alexandria waterfront opponents vow to keep fighting
*Prince William's struggle offers mixed lessons for immigration reform (How can this article not even mention 9500 Liberty, Eric Byler and Annabel Park, etc? Wow.)
*With Tysons Corner plan in place, Fairfax County to build elsewhere
*Snow falling on Hampton Roads; up to 3 inches expected to stick
*Despite Redskins' claims, concern over name isn't political correctness run wild (Bruce Allen appears to share the same utter lack of sensitivity to bigotry that his brother does. Runs in the family, apparently...)
*Wrestling must stay in the Olympics (For once I agree with Donald Rumsfeld on something! Wrestling has been an Olympics sport since...well, basically forever. How on earth can they have the Olympics without wrestling? That's crazy; get rid of a pseudo-sport like synchronized swimming or whatever.)

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